Accomplishments

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In fiscal 2020, programs funded by Divert NS diverted a wide range of materials from disposal in our province’s landfills. Our commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship, along with our role as catalysts for change, has added up to a successful year.

Beverage Container Deposit-Refund Program

  • 392 million containers returned for recycling
  • 484 million containers on which deposits were received
  • 80.9% return rate

Used Tire Management Program

  • 1.4 million passenger tires equivalents collected
  • 89.7% passenger tire equivalents recovery rate

Funding at a Glance

  • $8 million to Nova Scotia’s 50 municipalities for diversion credits and funding for local recycling, composting, and other programs, education and meetings
  • Approved $127,430 for new research projects that support entrepreneurs and encourage innovation in waste reduction


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